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CDC MMWR Summarizes Polio Type 2 Containment Efforts Globally

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Progress Toward Containment of Poliovirus Type 2 — Worldwide, 2017
In a recently released MMWR report, Nicoletta Previsani of the WHO and colleagues from the WHO and CDC summarize “the progress toward implementation of the World Health Organization Global Action Plan for containment (GAPIII), achieved since the declaration of eradication of wild poliovirus type 2 in September 2015 and the withdrawal of Sabin type 2 poliovirus from the trivalent oral poliovirus vaccine in April 2016. Since then, the majority of countries decided not to retain poliovirus type 2, and 30 countries designated 86 poliovirus-essential facilities to address the critical needs for poliovirus vaccine production, disease diagnosis, and research” (6/23).

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